Scores of artists have released Christmas albums or holiday-infused singles during their careers. Christmas music can be broken down into two distinct categories traditional hymns and carols and popular secular

Thanksgiving dinner tops $50 for the first time

The overall cost for the traditional Thanksgiving spread goes up year by year, and according to a new estimate from the Farm Bureau, we’ve finally breached the $50 threshold. This

As a child, my favorite holiday was Christmas, second only to my birthday. These holidays were important because of the gifts I received. Oh, did I look forward to those

Has gift wrapping become a lost art?

Have we become a society that is too busy for gift wrap? When a birthday arrives or the holidays come around in full force, where do most people turn? To

Save when shopping for the holidays

The holiday season is filled with tradition. Many families have their own unique customs, and those traditions create lasting memories for adults and children alike. One such holiday tradition is

I’m thankful for the patience of my family as I continue to navigate mental illness, especially that of my sons — Katy Soller Central States Drug Testing

Small Business Saturday was designed to urge consumers to shop at hyper-local centers rather than “big box retail” in the metropolitan center. According to a 2018 report called, “2018 Small


sponsored by the Gothenburg Rotary, is again located at Edward Jones Investments with presents being collected now through December 6. The Angel Tree, a personalized holiday assistance program in which

Happy Thanksgiving

THE MAKINGS of a white Christmas came early Tuesday morning to kick off Gothenburg’s holiday season with a winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service and snow beginning